Five people in Washington state are facing marijuana charges -- in a state where marijuana is legal. The group, called the Kettle Falls 5, will be on trial for growing 68 plants in rural eastern ... more 
Five people in Washington state are facing marijuana charges -- in a state where marijuana is legal. The group, called the Kettle Falls 5, will be on trial for growing 68 plants in rural eastern Washington. Prosecutors contend the five were conspiring to manufacture and distribute marijuana. The defendants are also charged with possessing firearms as part of a drug-trafficking crime. Despite Department of Justice guidance that people in compliance with state marijuana laws should not face federal prosecution, federal prosecutors can still exercise discretion, leaving open the possibility that people who are following state laws can still be prosecuted for a federal crime. less 
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Mon, May 19, 2014 10:41 AM EDT